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Peabody’s Soldiers and Sailors Monument honoring those killed in the Civil War was dedicated in 1881.
Starting in 1879, a local veterans’ group, the Grand Army of the Republic, Post 50, gathered funds for a monument to properly memorialize the 71 Peabody men who died in service.

Image, Circa 1890

The Monument is located in Peabody Square and has been moved several times within that area. The
monument consists of Hallowell, Maine granite, is 50 feet tall from the base and the base is 15 feet square. The 71 names are inscribed along with the quote:

“The Town to Her Sons who Died in the Great Rebellion, that the Union might be Preserved and
Liberty Secured for All.”

The Peabody Story by John Wells was used in writing this article.